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Original etching with drypoint printed in black ink on laid paper bearing the “Moyen Normandie I Germain 1764” watermark (Ash/Fletcher 38.C.a).
Signed and dated in the plate lower left Rembrandt f.1639.
A strong, clear 18th century impression of Bartsch’s third and final state, Usticke and New Hollstein’s fourth state of five, printed after the strengthening of most of the shadows with the mezzotint rocker.
Catalog: Bartsch 99 iii/iii, Hind 161, Biorklund-Barnard 39-A, Usticke 99 iv/v; New Hollstein 173 iv/v.
15 5/8 x 12 7/16 inches
The sheet reinforced at the upper and lower edges in several places verso, otherwise in excellent condition, with narrow margins outside the borderline on all four sides.